Lion vs Rabbit
Random House 2013 $16.99pb 32 pages
ISBN 978 0 5525 6541 7
Themes: Back-up teams/ Bullies/ Trickery
Once there was a very, very mean lion who lived in Africa and who delighted in humiliating his victims. At last all the animals rebelled and after offering a reward on the net of 100 bucks to tame the bully, were pleased to find a great international response. Alas, none of the animals that flew in from around the world were up to the job – that is, until Rabbit arrived. He was puny looking but he was smart and his way of dealing with Lion will delight all children who usually love a bit of trickery in their stories. It is one of those perfect matches of images and story that give the reader-aloud as much pleasure as it does the listener.
Mean Lion baiting Zebra (the notice says 'I am a horse')